Kia Ora!

Welcome to New Zealand’s favourite House and Pet-sitting site.

Kiwi House Sitters is host to a wonderful community of sitters and home owners, and we reckon we’re easily the best in terms of effectiveness and value for money. Our team is down-to-earth, supportive and friendly, ensuring your house sitting experience is as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Your adventure awaits...


The Benefits


In return for pet and/or garden care, house sitters get to stay in great houses right around the country for free*

It's a fantastic way to save money, see a new part of the world, or just broaden your horizons.

And it’s really easy. You can even browse through the available houses before joining up. Or just start your next adventure right now - click on the button below and dive in!


New Zealand is an incredible country with a trove of hidden treasures.

House sitting is a great way to uncover some of these. If you’re ready to travel, there are houses right around this country looking for sitters - beach, farm, city, village, they're all here.

Living like a local gives you a special perspective, it’s a great way to see the country, and it could all start with the click of that button.


Save for your house, take a break for study or finally write that screenplay.

Sometimes it’s just about money. It would be nice not to have to pay rent and use the opportunity to try and get ahead.

So feed the pets, water the garden, make a coffee and get cracking - house sitting is a practical and fun way to save money. Become a house sitter. Hey, there’s a button just here!


Care for someone else’s pets, go for walks in a brand new place, surprise yourself and expand your horizons.

Regardless of the reason you start house sitting, there are many wonderful benefits that only reveal themselves once you get into it.

It’s an adventure, waiting to begin - and it could start with the click of that little green button just below. Go on.

Great Reasons to Choose Us

Our service is
effective, fast,
easy and

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Results. Our members get fast, satisfying results.

This applies to both House Owners and Sitters - it’s all really easy and very low cost (and free for House Owners).


Your Adventure Awaits

House and Pet minding in New Zealand, with Kiwi House Sitters

House Sitting is the ultimate WIN-WIN transaction. It’s a near-perfect solution for House Owners, House Sitters - and some very lucky pets.

All of our members are on an adventure, whether it’s sitting a new house, or leaving their house to go somewhere else.

Kiwi House Sitters has helped make these adventures possible for thousands of members over the years. We basically keep it really simple, providing you with the tools and opportunities to write your own adventure.

Apart from being incredibly practical, this site is full of beautiful, reliable, open-hearted people. If you’re interested in being a part of this, just dive in. It’s easier than you think - your adventure awaits.



FEB 2015

Sitters contacted directly: 617
New house ads: 256

JAN 2015

Sitters contacted directly: 673
New house ads: 250

DEC 2014

Sitters contacted directly: 1090
New house ads: 230

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If you're travelling to Australia you may be interested in our brand-new sister site Babysitters Now. It's a great place to get babysitting jobs or advertise your services as a Babysitter, Nanny, Au Pair or Mother's Help. Tell your friends!

I have enjoyed meeting some lovely and very interesting people when sitting and looking after various pets, this past year. Thank you for the wonderful memories! Wendy

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Thank you so much Kiwi House Sitters. I was very apprehensive about going away, but I found your site so user friendly - and had a result in days. Excellent. Sue

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*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.